Kid City Comes to Columbia

7 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Friday, August 26 2011 Aug 26, 2011 Friday, August 26, 2011 2:08:00 PM CDT August 26, 2011 in News
By: Maddie Heidenreich

COLUMBIA - A family event aimed to educate children on the value of exercise, good nutrition, and more will take place Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Stadium and I-70.  "Kid City" premiered at the St. Louis Science Center last year.

Various companies in Mid-Missouri that sponsor Kid City  began setup of booths and activities Friday. These activities range from "Kids' Kitchen" to "Story Time."  The event will also focus on learning how to prepare for education investments.

Co-founder Gary Lerner said, "As a parent, you always have questions about different stages of your child's life, so what we wanted to do was put as many resources for mom and dad under one roof.  Resources that relate to healthcare, nutrition, financial planning, education and fun."

In St. Louis last year, attendance at Kid City hit four-thousand.  Organizers hope to come close to, if not beat this number, Saturday.

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